200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

Resources

  • Advertisement for Alabama and Georgia Stages.

    This newspaper clipping describes transportation by stagecoach routes between Montgomery, Alabama and Milledgeville, Georgia.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 4

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  • Excerpt from VICISSITUDES IN THE WILDERNESS, the journal of Peggy Dow.

    In this diary excerpt, Peggy Dow discusses passing through present-day Alabama in the 1810s with her husband Lorenzo, and itinerant preacher from Connecticut. She describes the landscape, accomodations, traveling conditions, and acquaintances met along the way. She also mentions her anxiety while moving through Creek territory. Published in 1833, the journal was written in the 1810s.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 4, 10

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  • "Post Department."

    From vol. 1, no. 16, page 4, column 2 of the Mobile Centinel, Alabama's first newspaper. The article discusses the repeated failures of the postal service to deliver mail to Fort Stoddart.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 4

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  • "Vaccine Inoculation."

    From vol. 1, no. 49, page 2, column 4 of the Huntsville Republican. Report from a meeting of Madison County citizens promoting smallpox vaccines.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 4

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  • "A School."

    From vol 3, no. 16, page 4, column 5 of the Alabama Republican. Announcement of a boys' and girls' school in Huntsville from F.J. Levert.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 4

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  • Letter from Joseph Noble in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, to in Samuel B. Bidgood in Jackson, Alabama.

    TRANSCRIPT INCLUDED. Noble discusses his recent arrival in Tuscaloosa County and describes his journey, the residents and appearance of the town at Tuscaloosa Falls, business and agricultural opportunities in the area, and the quality and price of land in the territory.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 4, 7 (Geography), 10

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  • "Pine Barren of the Southern States."

    Plate 13 from FORTY ETCHINGS: FROM SKETCHES MADE WITH THE CAMERA LUCIDA, IN NORTH AMERICA IN 1827 AND 1828 by Captain Basil Hall. From the author's description: "A considerable portion of the Southern States of America, and even as far as North Carolina, is covered with boundless forests of pine-trees. These districts are called Pine Barrens, and the soil being generally sandy, with a scanty supply of water, they are probably destined to remain for ever in the state of a useless wilderness. Upwards of five hundred miles of our journey lay through these desolate forests, and I have therefore thought it worth while to give a Sketch, which is sufficiently characteristic of these singular regions."

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 3, 7 (Geography)

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